In April 2008, during my trip to southern China, my friend, Zhou Hang caught a male black paradise fish in the countryside of Guangdong province of China. A day before I left China, my another friend, "Yellowman" decided to bring me to another location to collect black paradise fish not far from Shenzhen (also near Hong Kong).
It was a beautiful Monday morning, 2 of us took a bus to our destination. About 2 hours later, we reached a small town where people speak Hakka dialect. From that town, we took a motor cycle taxi to the coastal area.
Image below: Male black paradise fish (Macropodus hongkongensis) has the longer fins (& more colourful)compared to female.
The juvenile (their baby):
Few months later, they spawned in my aquarium. The buble nest build by the male paradise fish:
The wild caught female black paradish fish:
The beautiful scenery at the coastal area:
Mosquito fish (Gambusia sp.) introduced to this stream.
Lantern bug (Pyrops sp.) found resting on a tree: